The results from the first Immersive Economy in the UK Report reveal that virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies are an economic force with 1,000 companies across the UK on target to turnover more than £1 billion in sales by the end of the year. The...
A nationwide series of briefing events are planned from 8-22 May to support the first two competitions from the £33 million Audience of the Future Challenge Fund. The two series include a general briefing on the £16m Demonstrator & Design Foundations with further sessions on Demonstrator Programme consortia building.
The shortlist for the first stage of the Creative Clusters Programme, an £80m investment in collaborative research and development between the UK’s renowned creative industry and UK universities, has been announced with 22 proposals progressing to the next stage.
The potential impact of Brexit on the creative sector is explored in a recent report from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, The potential impact of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market. The report highlights concerns and actions including: maintaining access to talent, UK production tax credits, and clarity around regulatory equivalence with the EU.
AHRC and EPSRC announced 32 research projects to lead the way for future immersive experiences. They range from VR recreating the benefits of outdoor group singing, to new immersive Circus experiences and allowing museum visitors to virtually peruse priceless ancient texts.